Crossing Borders

Have you ever traveled somewhere new…somewhere different… maybe somewhere outside of your comfort zone?   In 2015, I traveled to Wittenburg, Germany with a group of Lutheran pastors to experience the sites of Martin Luther and the reformation.  Being there was amazing.  The history…the architecture…the culture…I loved it.   But at the same time, I felt, a lot, … More Crossing Borders

40 Days

In the late 1800’s, the Union Pacific Railroad was being built. Rail tracks were being laid across the whole country to connect passengers and goods from coast to coast.  It was a massive construction project.  As a section of track in the western United States was being laid, the construction team came to a large canyon. It … More 40 Days

A Place at the Table

Have you ever experienced really, really, really amazing hospitality?  The kind of hospitality where you knowdeep in your soul, that you are welcome?  The kind of hospitality where you don’t have to worry about a thing.  The kind of hospitality where you know that the person who is hosting you, cares about who you are, and is glad that you are … More A Place at the Table

Get Up and Go

“Get up and go.”   If you were to ask me to quote some of the most important phrases in the Bible…these words would definitely be in my top five.   Some version of “arise and go,” “get up and go,” or just “go” is spoken by God in just about every book of the Bible.  They are … More Get Up and Go

The Law of Love

The new fence went in this past week around the playground at Trinity. It replaces the (quite ugly) temporary, plastic fencing that has been in place since the beginning of the school year. We put the fence in to fulfill a state licensing requirement, needed because the Trinity Nursery School was expanding its hours. We … More The Law of Love

We are #ForOwatonna

A sermon by Pastor Cindy, Deacon Kris, Pastor Todd and Pastor Amanda (in abstentia) In his book, UnChristian, researcher David Kinnaman studied the attitudes and perspectives of those who choose not to participate in a church, or a faith community.  These are not necessarily people who don’t believe in God, or don’t have faith, but … More We are #ForOwatonna

A New Sermon Series: Bible Stories to Love and Remember

I remember the stories.  I heard them growing up.  In Sunday School, in our home, at my grandparents’ farm, these became stories that helped shape me. The creation story The story of Moses and the burning bush Noah and the flood Jonah and the whale The Exodus Daniel and the lion’s den The story of … More A New Sermon Series: Bible Stories to Love and Remember

Kingdom

“Kingdom” Mark 4:26-32 Pastor Todd Buegler Trinity Lutheran Church June 13 & 14, 2015 Grace and peace to you, from God our Creator and from Jesus Christ, our Savior, and Lord.  Amen. “I can’t believe that something so tiny can have such a huge effect on me.”  The words were spoken by my friend, John, … More Kingdom